Law Enforcement Officer Position

Chelan County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level Deputy Sheriff



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Chelan County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level Deputy Sheriff

Last updated on March 27, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 2

Important Information

Potential Incentives:

Educational – Bachelors 4%; AA 2%

Bi-Lingual 2%

Night Shift Differential 4%

Specialty Teams – 1 Team 2%; 2 Teams 4%

Take home vehicle for Commissioned personnel

Kelly Time – 8 hrs. accrued per month when working 12 hour shifts

Community Information

Chelan County offers four distinct seasons and a unique combination of natural beauty and recreational opportunities. A wonderful place to raise a family while enjoying 8 major lakes, 7 rivers, and convenient mountain and wilderness access.

Department Information

Chelan County Sheriff's Office is currently budgeted for 79 employees providing service to county areas, contractually to several small communities. Mission statement: to contribute to a safe and productive community, committed to earning public trust and providing highly trained professionals. We partner with the community, utilizing available resources to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Chelan County. Chelan County is working 12 hour shifts and has an 18 month probationary period for Entry Level Deputies and a 12 month probationary period for Lateral Deputies.

Area Information

County: Chelan
Population: 78,508
# of Staff: 79

Hiring Status

Chelan County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level Deputy Sheriff has 2 vacancies.

Number of current vacancies: -1- (as of March 13, 2023)

Salary Information

Starting wage of $6,582.01 and increased DOE monthly plus differential and incentive opportunities.

Benefit Information

Benefits & Incentives;

Medical Coverage:

Employee - $0

Employee + 1 Dependent - $100

Employee + Family - $200

Additional Benefits:

Eyewear/Optical Reimbursement $350 per year

VEBA Monthly Contribution by the County:  $50

Retiree's  Welfare Trust: up to $175

Chelan County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level Deputy Sheriff Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 180 days (~6 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Considered on a case by case basis.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
College Requirement Strongly Preferred: Two-year college degree (AA) -OR- Four year college degree.
Veterans Preference Points Yes

Chelan County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level Deputy Sheriff Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 1 or more traffic crime convictions in last 5 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
Automatic Suspension of drivers license within past 5 years.
Automatic 5 or more moving violations in past 2 years.
Automatic 2 or more at-fault accidents in past 2 years.
Automatic A negligent driving conviction is on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Usage
Automatic Use of illegal drugs in the past three (3) years.
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal use of LSD.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within the past ten (10) years. No more than three (3) uses total.
Automatic Illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Illegal use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose more than three (3) times in lifetime, and ANY use within the past ten (10) years.
Potential Use of marijuana within the past year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Potential Illegal use of three (3) or more controlled substance within the past ten (10) years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Potential Other drug use and exposure, outside these standards, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic Two (2) or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Withdrawn from consideration for any (law enforcement/fire/corrections/dispatch) employment because of the following reasons: criminal convictions; drug usage.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of any (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed

Contact Information

Chelan County Sheriff's Office - Entry Level Deputy Sheriff

400 Douglas Street, #201
Wenatchee, WA 98801 Chelan County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

Other Chelan County Sheriff's Office positions

Lateral Deputy Sheriff